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ERIC Number: EJ921647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Bibliotherapy: Helping Children Cope with Life's Challenges
Rozalski, Michael; Stewart, Angela; Miller, Jason
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v47 n1 p33-37 Fall 2010
Books have long been used by teachers to explore issues whose understanding is considered crucial to students' educational experience. Social studies teachers in middle and high school often rely on poignant stories to teach historical moments that are difficult for students to grasp. More recently, educators and medical health professionals have relied on powerful tales and the concept of "bibliotherapy" to help younger students who are struggling with personal experiences that distract them from their educational pursuits. Bibliotherapy is a projective indirect intervention that uses literature for personal growth. In this article, the authors offer to teachers interested in bibliotherapy a brief summary of its use, including a series of questions to ask when reviewing books, sample themes with brief descriptions of appropriate books, and a concise bibliotherapy lesson plan. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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